Amid the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, every cricketer is trying its best to raise funds to contribute in the fight against COVID-19. Several cricketers such as Virat Kohli have decided to auction their gear to generate funds to contribute in the fight against coronavirus pandemic and joining the list is Azhar Ali who has decided to Auction his bat with which he hit his historic triple century.
Azhar Ali is auctioning the bat with which he hit his historic triple-century against the West Indies in 2016 as well as his jersey which is signed by the entire squad from Pakistan’s successful Champions Trophy Campaign held in 2017 to raise funds to contribute in the fight against COVID-19 Pandemic. “Pakistan’s Azhar Ali is auctioning the bat with which he made a triple hundred as well as a jersey from their Successful Champions Trophy 2017 campaign, signed by all the players to raise money for the COVID-19 fight”, ICC tweeted from his official twitter handle. On Wednesday.
Azhar Ali hit a stupendous unbeaten 302 runs against West Indies at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, becoming the first player to score a triple-century in a day-night test match. Pakistan went on to win the match by 56 runs.
Azhar Ali was also the part of the Pakistan squad that won the Champions Trophy in 2017 beating India in the final match. India captain Virat Kohli and former South Africa batsman AB De Villiers have also put up their gear from a historic IPL league when they both hit centuries up for auction to raise funds for the cause.
AB De Villiers wrote on an Instagram post, “Now we find ourselves in a global crisis due to COVID-19 Pandemic and Virat and I would like to help people in need, people who are struggling to put food on the table”. AB De Villiers revealed that Kohli was donating his bat and gloves from that match while he was giving away his shirt and bat from that match.